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PostSubject: Identification   Identification EmptyFri Nov 24, 2023 10:41 am

I don't suppose the British soldiers had "dog-tags" or any other sort of identification on them
during the AZW?
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PostSubject: Re: Identification   Identification EmptyFri Nov 24, 2023 2:04 pm

No, I'm afraid not.

They could have had their name and number wrote on kit, belts etc. I believe one RA body was recognised by his Regimental number wrote on the inside of his belt.

The rifle and bayonet numbers etc would have been recorded to a particular soldier but nothing like personsal ID

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